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Old 06-03-2018, 09:44 AM   #1
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Ante in NLH HU

Got a few technical questions regarding how we should build our preflop ranges when we play HU 100bb deep with 0.5BB ante.
First of all I think BTN should open his whole range, given the fact that there's so much money in the pot already.

Let's say BTN uses 3.5X as a standard open, that means his required equity should be 37.5%, the same as he would need to open 2X in a regular game.
From BB's perspective, he'd have to put 2.5BB for a total pot of 8BB, so he's required equity is 31.25%, the same as he'd need when faced a 2.7X open in a regular game.

My main questions are if BB should play his range accordingly to vs a 2.7X open in regular game or maybe go even wider than that, given the fact that BTN's range contains 100% of hands so he's gonna fold a lot agains 3bets? And if that's the case, should BTN now start to 4bet lighter or he should stop opening the bottom 10% of hands even though that are most likely +EV to open? Or implement a complex limp strategy?

What other adjustments should be made in this game also given the fact that stacks play shorter?
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Old 06-03-2018, 01:03 PM   #2
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Re: Ante in NLH HU

If it's HU it's basically a 1/1.50 blind structure as opposed to .5/1.

Gives small blind 5-1 on a call pre so work in a calling range as the sb.

Otherwise what you say all true. Obviously more money in pot pre = more incentive for both players to play looser and fight for it.
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